Donald Trump Jr has attacked Joe Biden’s record on Free Trade claiming that Biden has shipped more jobs to China than anyone else.
“[Biden] has shipped more jobs to China than probably any human being alive,” said Trump Jr. in reference to the former vice president’s “entire voting record on trade.”
Trump Jr went on to attack Biden’s portrayal of himself as a blue collar guy, saying: “Watching today’s media try to run this guy as though he’s going to be good for the blue collar worker when he’s literally decimated the middle class — the manufacturing sector of America — is truly amazing, and one of the things that has to be highlighted especially in the swing States.”
He went on to claim that Hunter Biden’s business activities were illegal and that the Biden family had benefited from their father’s position in Washington.
“If I was doing the stuff that [Hunter Biden] was doing I’d be in jail, right now,” said Trump Jr. “I call it the Biden Crime Family, because that’s what it is. If I took 1.5 billion from the Chinese government, it would be a really, really big story.”
The number one influence on people is media, and I blame media as a whole for the myopic mindset that the American people have, as a whole, rabidly adopted.
If media would consistently report evenhandedly, as professional journalism requires, we would be living in a completely different political and social climate.
But it’s all about click bait and who says something before anyone else. It’s driven the populace a little crazy. To think any one guy will turn that around is a bit naive. It will take us, the people, to demand the media report responsibly.
For example, after the embarrassment of the last election reporting Hillary ahead by miles and slam dunk winning long before one vote was cast showed glaring bias and outright lying, we should have demanded resignations and not just rolled over.
Now we at another election cycle. Same cast and crew.
Accurate reporting is nowhere to be found. It’s just….What have they been told to say now? Zero cred on both sides. So the people would be better off flying blind then being mislead.
But we can’t get away from media overreach.
Until journalism returns to valuing personal and professional integrity, maybe fines for lying may be in order.
Hey, that might balance the budget in a day or two!!
In an interview over the weekend Bernie Sanders was asked how much his various plans would cost- he didn’t know.
Cooper: Do you know how all — how much though? I mean, do you have a price tag for — for all of this?
Sanders: We do. I mean, you know, and — and– the price tag is — it will be substantially less than letting the current system go. I think it’s about $30 trillion.
Cooper: That’s just for “Medicare for All,” you’re talking about?
Sanders: That’s just “Medicare for All,” yes.
Cooper: Do you have — a price tag for all of these things?
Sanders: No, I don’t. We try to — no, you mentioned making public colleges and universities tuition free and canceling all student debt, that’s correct. That’s what I want to do. We pay for that through a modest tax on Wall Street speculation.
Cooper: But you say you don’t know what the total price is, but you know how it’s gonna be paid for. How do you know it’s gonna be paid for if you don’t know how much the price is?
Sanders: Well, I can’t — you know, I can’t rattle off to you every nickel and every dime. But we have accounted for — you — you talked about “Medicare for All.” We have options out there that will pay for it.
In a memo by Democrate group Third Way, published last week the authors pointed out:
“Experts estimate that Sanders’ major proposals would cost a staggering $60 trillion and would double the size of the government (while his tax plans fall $27 trillion short of paying for it). There’s a reason that, when pressed on the cost of his plans, Sanders simply refuses to answer, saying he actually has no idea and ‘no one does.'”
The Democrats have been struggling to craft a cohesive message over the impeachment of Trump. Many democrats in swing seats are worried about showing support for the impeachment proceedings.
Pelosi has told democrats to use pre-approved words and phrases repeatedly as part of her strategy to bolster public support and show a united front within her party. These words include: “betrayal,” “abuse of power,” and “national security.”
Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi has been rejecting calls within her own party for months to begin impeachment proceedings against the President. However she may now find herself in a high stakes game with could cost her her job and give Trump a second term.
Now that she has began proceedings failure to deliver will be seen has unacceptable by the radicals within her party. And with the President saying he will release the transcript of his conversation with the Ukrainian President things might very soon turn uncomfortable for Pelosi.
Furthermore the first casualty of any investigation may be Biden himself. If it found that he did use his influence to help his son, it will cost him his chance in the 2020 elections. Even if he has done nothing wrong the appearance that his son has built a highly profitable career free-riding on his VP father’s back will sit very uncomfortable with progressives across the nation.
Trump’s policy on dealing with Xi Jinping ’s China has seen Chinese tech firms placed on an “entry list”. This has stopped US firms doing business with these Chinese firms, and thus hampering their ability to advance Chinese development of AI and machine learning.
However, Trump is keen to strike a trade deal before the next election. This could see him remove Huawei from the entry list, as part of a future deal. This could prove disastrous to the US economy long term.
The next fight is over who controls 5G technology. If Trump holds his nerve US companies have the technology to control the market. However is Huawei accesses US technology they could control the market.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green Deal” is more about the overhaul of the US economy than it is about climate change. This was the surprise admission made by Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff.
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Chakrabarti said to Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts.
“Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,” Chakrabarti added.
The “Green Deal” has some radical left-wing proposals. For example the end of fossil fuels within 10 years, a basic income program, universal health care, and job guarantees.
The proposal also calls for “social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative and public ownership.”
It has been estimated that the “Green Deal” could cost $98 trillion over a decade.
During a heated debate on abortion funding Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) said she was sick of “sex-starved” men voicing opinions on woman’s issues. Torres believes pro-life men should not have a voice in the abortion debate, as it is a solely a women issue. The outburst occurred during a debate on the spending bill relating to Title X funding.
Her remakes caused anger, and she was asked to withdraw them, which she agreed to do.
Jordan Bardella who won a seat in the European Elections last week, has an unlikely background for right-wing French politics. His mother was single mother and Italian immigrant to France. Bardella stood as a candidate of the National Rally who humiliated France’s President Macron in the EU elections.
If Nevada’s Democratic governor signs a bill passed by the state senate Tuesday into law, his state will have moved the National Popular Vote movement six votes closer to effectively nullifying the Electoral College as established in the U.S. Constitution.